Virus

Flu has reached epidemic proportions
Flu has reached epidemic proportions
News Alexa Altman 1/12/2013 at 12:10PM

The early and rapid spread of this year’s flu season has had deadly consequences. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu has reached epidemic status, causing 7.3 percent of deaths last week. The CDC’s epidemic threshold is marked at 7.2 percent. Every region of the United States — excluding [...]

Whitestone man gets West Nile
Whitestone man gets West Nile
Health Toni Cimino 9/27/2011 at 8:46PM

Dominick Totino said it took six years – and a diagnosis of West Nile Virus in his elderly father – for his Whitestone neighbor to finally clean up his property – kind of. Totino said his 86-year-old father Giuseppe, who suffers from heart problems, spent 12 days in St. Francis Hospital at the end of [...]